Bryon Edward deVries
July 17, 1954 – October 13, 2019
With shock and sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of Bryon deVries; a wonderful
husband, father, grandfather and brother on Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was 65 years old.
Bryon is lovingly remembered by his wife Diane Lau; children Ashley (Noel) Brown, Bayard (Paula) deVries; grandsons Hudson and twins Oliver and Ellis, as well as another little grandson soon to be born. Bryon also leaves behind his sister Helen Claeys; brothers Herman and Gerald, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close extended family.
Bryon is predeceased by seven brothers and sisters; Tina Brenner, John deVries, Leonard deVries, Etta Hodges, Annie Boerchers, Margaret Brink and Mary McKean.
Bryon is greatly missed and will be remembered for the loving and giving family man he was, for hosting and cooking the Sunday evening family dinners for more than 20 years, for his devotion to helping any and all, and the kindness and care that he bestowed on all those lucky enough to have crossed his path. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to the soccer teams he coached, by all those who bunked in at the house with he and Diane over the years, and by those he worked with in his capacity of Director of Human Resources at the Sunrise School Division.
Special thanks to EMT’s and the doctors and staff at the St. Boniface Hospital who tried so hard
to save Bryon.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration his life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church)
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